How Did the Red Imported Fire Ant Get to the United States?

Red imported fire ants or RIFAs originated in South America. It’s believed that they arrived in the southern United States around the 1930’s on ships from South America. They expanded quickly and now occupy 13 U.S. states. This species of ants can be introduced into a new area in potted plants shrubs and trees.

Busting Bed Bug Myths

There are myths floating around any industry, especially when it comes to pests.   Though volumes of books could be written to explain the myths that are simply not true concerning the many pests we have, we at Eagle Pest Services would like to explain the facts concerning a handful of the most common myths regarding bed bugs. 

Types of Rats in Virginia

Rodents are no stranger to the locals of Virginia.  With mice and rats invading homes and business, they are notoriously recognizable and no one is too comfortable with them around.  Generally, any rodent infesting your home can mean the potential spread of germs, bacteria, diseases, and viruses in addition to the damage they cause foraging for food and nesting materials, including the food they contaminate. Today, we at Eagle Pest Services would like to touch on the fundamentals of the common rats in Virginia, which are Norway and Roof Rats.

Termite Infestations

Eastern Subterranean Termites are one of the most common species of termites that infest Virginia homes. They also cause serious damages to homes and other structures costing the homeowners millions of dollars each year. Eagle Pest Services would like to share how to identify possible termite infestations and what to do if termites are found around your home and yard.